Egypt's Sisi says will run for presidency

by Reuters
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 19:47 GMT

CAIRO, March 26 (Reuters) - Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday he had resigned from his positions as defence minister and army chief and announced he would run for the presidency in a forthcoming election that he is expected to win easily.

In a televised statement, Sisi said he could not "perform miracles" and called on Egyptians to work hard to improve their country. The 59-year old who deposed President Mohamed Mursi last year also said Egypt was threatened by terrorists and he would work to make a country "free of fear". (Writing by Tom Perry)


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